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unknown underwater plant discovered by sam (#7443)

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Sighting Info

Observed: September 20, 2015 @ 8:35 AM
Posted on: October 2, 2015 @ 9:21 PM (diff: 12 days)
Comments:
this one, (within the circle), was pulled on the same rope as the previous posting. they are brittle. we called them caribou horns. they are about 4-5 inches high. smaller ones can be seen in the pics.

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By Scott and Ally on 10/3/2015 10:51:51 AM

This could by an erect bryozoan. I suspect that it is something similar to Flustra foliacea

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flustra_foliacea

By sam on 10/3/2015 8:15:01 PM

Appreciate your comments. I know veery little of the proper names of plants and organisms in our ocean environment.

By Scott and Ally on 10/4/2015 9:40:31 PM

Thanks for posting your pictures. I am enjoying seeing your findings.

By sam on 10/5/2015 7:35:30 PM

Thank you, Scott and Allie. I got them in about 35 fathoms of water. That is the first ones I got in that shallow. We usually get them in 120-150 fathoms of water on rocky relatively flat sandy bottom. they're attached to a small rock. guess they attach themselves to larger rocks, but they are not strong enough to bring up. so some of them comes up without any attachment. .

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